THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY OF THE ILLINOIS STATE NORMAL UNIVERSITY % <&&& VOLUME I FEBRUARY, 1912 NUMBER 1 C.A. BURNER, PRINTER Normal, III- THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY OF THE ILLINOIS STATE NORMAL UNIVERSITY Clara M. Penstone, '02 - - Editor John L. Pricer, '99 Business Manager This Magazine is publisht in the months of February, May, August, and November. Subscription price fifty cents per year. Single copies fifteen cents. CONTENTS. Frontispiece — The Manual Art's Bilding Introductory — John L. Pricer - - - - - 1 The Recent Development of the Normal University— President David Felmley ------ _j. Wrightonia Victorious - - - - - 11 Editorial 13 ^ -^CSjfl University for the Quarter - - **!* *f ^ The Auditorium (Illustration) - Sffil*^ Notes on Books and Articles ... - 19 Student Life - - - - - - - 21 The Alumni - - - - - - 25 Marriages in 191 1 ------ 38 Clippings -------- 33 ALUMNI OFFICERS John L. Pricer, '99 - - - President Thomas Finley ' 1 1 - - Vice-President Lillian O. Barton, '99 - - - Secretary Emma Kleineau, '06 - Corresponding Secretary William S. Gray, '10 - - - Treasurer Application pending for entry as second-class matter. The Spellings recommended by the Simplified Spelling Board are used in this publication. Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2013 http://archive.org/details/alumniquarterly111912illi 1 . ' 1 limn ■ li ! .."'*■>•;-' wflB ^%JC^ && The Alumni Quarterly OF THE I. S. N. V. Volume I FEBRUARY, 1912 Number 1 INTRODUCTORY MY DEAR FELLOW ALUMNI: — As the result of action taken at the last annual meeting of our Alumni association, held during commencement week in June 1911, this first number of our Alumni Quarterly is placed in your hands. Doutless you, like those of us present at that meeting, have often felt a need for some means of keeping in touch with your old school mates and with the present life and progress of our Alma Mater. Doutless, also, you will be glad to lend your aid to an enterprise which must be of immense value to the old school which gave you a new birth and brought you into a fuller possession of your birthright. To my mind, the two sentences immediately above suggest the double and reciprocal mission which this publication is designd to serv. First, it will strengthen and keep functional the bonds which bind us to- gether as a family; it will revive in our memories our early inspirations and ambitions, our struggles and our victories; it will renew old friend- ships now almost forgotten; and it will cause us to revive resolutions formd in days gone by to keep ever unsullied the reputation of our family name. Second, in doing these things and in recording and spred- ing broadcast a faithful record of the daily life of our Alma Mater it will greatly benefit the institution and the cause of education which she servs. It is true that we are all compeld to live very much in the present. Each day's duties and interests crowd in upon us so abundantly that we have little time to reflect on the things of the past. We see life mainly in cross section. But if we would keep our bearings and avoid distorted views of the meaning of life we must occasionally look at it in a longitudinal section, we must occasionally connect up the present with the past. Again, there are some things in the past which we nat- urally love to cling to. Every normal man remains thruout life loyal to his own family, to the family which gave him life and nourisht and cared for him during his days of need. He will stand by this family thru suc- cess and thru failure, he will be ever redy to minister to its needs and to serv it in all ways within his power. In a very similar way, every nor- mal man will remain loyal to his school family which did for him a very 2 THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY similar thing to that done by his family of life and blood. During our student days, our lives were greatly magnified and enricht and it will al- ways be a source of inspiration to us to have those days recald. This school family of ours is worthy of our fidelity not alone because it is ours but because of its intrinsic worth. We can never forget the glorious story of its founding, of the numerous thrilling incidents of its early life, of the wide and beneficent influence of our older brothers and sisters, all of which were told and retold to us when we were students. Those early days which to most of us are only matters of history were the militant days. Those were the days in which our family won its independence, its rights to exist, and it is common and familiar knowledge to us all how eminently fitted to their parts were the actors in that first scene of our drama. However, not all the battles of the old school were fought in those early days. It is true that the recent years have more resembled times of peace than times of war, but peace has its difficulties and its struggles and every year is a critical year in the life of an institution like this. Every year new problems are to be solvd, new conditions are to be met, and new needs are to be ministerd to. In order that these ever growing responsibilities may be met with the same efficiency with which the institution has met those of the past, she needs, perhaps as never before, not alone wise leadership on the part of those directly in charge, but also the solid support and the sympathetic criticism and suggestion of her ever increasing body of alumni. The Alumni Quarterly will make this kind of aid on the part of the alumni possible for it will keep us in- formd about the problems the institution is facing and about what she is endevoring to do to meet them. It is the mission of this institution to serv the public schools. Many of her alumni are in one way or another connected with these schools and so are in an ideal position to judge of the servis she is rendering and to suggest how this servis might be im- proved. For this purpose however, the alumni need a more intimate knowledge of the daily life of the institution than is likely to be had in any other way than thru a publication of this kind. Perhaps I have said enuf to indicate the need for such a publication. I wish to say next that it will rest with the alumni as a body to determin to what extent this need will be fulfild. The Quarterly must have sub- scribers for financial support, it must have readers in order that it may accomplish its mission, and as nearly as possible, all the alumni should aid in filling its pages. One of the most valuable departments of the Quarterly will be the alumni news, and almost every alumnus can con- tribute something to this and it will be highly desirable to have occasion- ally general articles contributed by alumni from outside the institution. Miss Clara Penstone, class of 1902, who is now a member of the faculty INTRODUCTORY 3 i>i her Alma Mater lias been chosen editor of the Quarterly and she has been promist the aid and support of every member of the present faculty. So the high quality of the publication seems well assured. This present number may be taken as a fair sample of the plan, quality, and minimum scope of the publication for the first year. Thru the aid of money appropriated by the Alumni Association to start the enterprise, we are sending a copy of this number to every graduate of the school whose address is known, over fifteen hundred in all. We naturally anticipate a large number of subscriptions as a result. Please see subscription blank enclosed. Fraternally yours, J. L. Pricek, Class of '99. RECENT DEVELOPMENT OF THE NORMAL UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT FELMLEY The past thirty years have wittiest thruout the world a remarkable development of public education. The United States may make the most conspicuous showing mesurd in totals and in percentages; yet there is scarcely a civilized land in which there is not an educational awakening, a new purpose in the school, and more generous provisions for its sup- port. Thus in Illinois the $7,530,000 expended upon the public schools in 1880 has grown to $35,250,000 in 1910, a gain of 353 per cent while the population of the state has increast only 83 per cent. For this world-wide development of the school there must be a gen- eral cause. It is found in the changed conditions in the industrial world due primarily to the low cost of transportation. Macaulay was right in saying that the invention of steam transportation on land and sea ranks with the invention of the alfabet and of the art of printing. It has made possible a world-wide market for the goods of any producer. It has bilt the great factory where railroads and steamships meet. It has made practicable all sorts of labor-saving appliances, and the division of labor. It has stimulated invention and multiplied welth. With the displace- ment of the old handicrafts by machine methods has come a demand for a new type of industrial intelligence that the old apprentis system could not supply. Society has turnd to the school to supply this need. Other conditions in our country have added to the responsibilities of the school. The tide of immigration flowing to our shores, the decay of the home, the loosening hold of the church, the rapid growth of welth, the plesure-seeking habits of our people — all are deepening the conviction in thoughtful minds that alike to save our institutions and to teach the rational enjoyment of welth, the school, the one institution that unifies all our people, must be developt and strengthend. The growth in expenditure referd to has not been uniform during the thirty years. The increase by decades has been 1880-90 seventy-two per cent, 1890-1900 fifty per cent, 1900 10 ninety-four percent. The real growth of the past decade has not been so great as these percentages indicate; for as every economist knows the standard of value has stedily depreciated since 1897. During the early part of the thirty-year period the purchasing power of the dollar was constantly appreciating. During the past twelv years the rising cost of living as we commonly phrase it has affected teachers' salaries, the cost of bilding, fuel, apparatus, and al- most every other item of school expenditure. But after every allowance THE RECENT DEVELOPMENT OF THE NORMAL UNIVERSITY 5 has been made for fluctuations in the monetary standard, it is evident that there is a rapid growth in the portion of the national welth set aside for the education of the people. With this growth of the common schools has come a corresponding development of the means of training of teachers. The appropriations for the 78 public normal schools of the country in 1880 was $847,400; in 1910 for 174 such schools $9,265,838. The increase by decades was 1880-1890 - $1,465,552 1890-1900 - - 1,274,562 1900- 1910 - - 5,678,328 It will be notist that the normal schools have grown more rapidly than common school expenditures in Illinois. This is due in part to the founding of new normal schools, but if we take twenty typical normal schools, the oldest in their respectiv states, establisht prior to 1880 we find that the appropriations for the twenty have grown from $294,100 to $1,928,254. Most of that increase has been within the past ten years.' The normal school has thus shared with the public school in the remarkable development of the last decade, and it must continue to grow and grow faster; for the conviction is spreding that traind teachers is the greatest need of our schools. The development of the Illinois State Normal University has been in many respects typical for normal schools of the Middle West. Found- ed in 1857, the first state normal school in the Mississippi Valley, with an able faculty from the first it had by 1870 become the first state normal school of the country in income, in number of students, and in influence. Since that date its growth has been more slow, and four schools in other states, Cedar Falls, Emporia, Terre Haute and Ypsilanti, have past it in numbers, in resources, and other elements of strength. Among the reasons for this relativly lower status may be mentiond two: In Illinois the students and available funds are divided among five strong state normal schools. In most other states normal graduates receive state teachers' certificates. In Illinois they receive no teachers' license whatever. Yet the different stages of its growth have been in a significant way typical of the normal school movement. During the first period, 1 857- 1 875 when this institution was at or near the hed of the procession, there was thruout the entire country great interest in the normal school movement. Fifty-four state normal schools were founded in this period. The next fifteen years was a period of relativ stagnation. Only twenty- six were founded in this period. Growth was slow. The public schools themselves were comparativly stationary. The erection of new bildings languisht. Few educational books were publisht. About 1890 came an 6 THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY educational revival. In the following decade altho it was mainly a period of financial depression, our schools everywhere grew in resources and in popular regard. There was a notable expension of the public high school. Our universities became a greater force in our national life. The renewd interest in educational efficiency was reflected in the attend- ance at teachers' meetings, the output of the educational press and the general unrest in pedagogical circles. During this period the average attendance of normal students at Normal grew from 465 to 638, the income of the institution from $27,043.26 to $46,122.35. Since 1900 the annual income for ordinary expenses of the institution has grown from $46,122.35 to $122,419.30, the faculty from twenty-one to fifty; the annual student registration including the training school from 1205 to 2703. But these are mere statistics of growth. The development of the school is a larger story. This development may be considerd under four heds. 1. Changes in organization. 2. The development of the older departments. 3. The new departments. 4. Material development. For five years after the opening of the normal schools at Charleston and DeKalb in September 1899 the attendance at Normal continued to decline. The total registration of normal students not including the summer school was as follows: 1 898- 1 899 - - 840 1 899- 1 900 - - 634 1900-1901 - - 572 The average registration per term was 1898- 1899 - - 638 1 899- 1 900 - - 489 1 900- 1 901 - - 463 There were several reasons for this notable decline in attendance. The three new state normal schools took their share of prospectiv teachers. The growth of the state University, the establishment of Bradley Institute and James Millikin University in our immediate neighborhood attracted many students. During these years the appropriation from the state tresury increast 57 per cent. Nine new teachers were added to the faculty. This concurrence of a larger faculty and smaller student body made possible a more effectiv organization. Prior to 1900 all normal students followd practically the same course of study — the standard three-year course that had with some modifications come down from 1857. After 1895 graduates of four-year high schools were permitted to omit one-third of the course, but they recited in the same classes as other students. In 1900 the course of study was revised so as to make distinct provision for three classes of students: a two-year program for graduates 1901-1902 - 534 1902 1903 - 500 I 903 -I 904 - - 3^7 1 901 -1 902 - - 43 T 1902- 1903 - 393 1903- 1904 - 291 THE RECENT DEVELOPMENT OF THE NORMAL UNIVERSITY 7 of superior high schools, a three-year program for graduates of village high schools and a four-year program for students of little high-schooi preparation. These groups recited separately in most subjects. Classes that formerly exceded fifty now rarely numberd thirty. In the older normal course all students took the same work regard- less of their probable destination with the exception that Latin and German might be taken by adding a year to the course, and future primary teachers might confine their practis-teaching to that grade. Since 1900 with the multiplying facilities of the school many electiv studies have been offerd thus permitting students to prepare especially for primary or grammar-school work, or for some special line of high-school teaching. During the present year we have revised our entire organiza- tion so as to provide distinct programs for primary teachers and for grammar-school teachers. For prospectiv high-school teachers we have establisht a distinct division of the Normal University known as THE TEACHERS COLLEGE Since 1907 the Illinois State Normal University has been authorized to give degrees in education and thus far nine have been conferd upon normal-school graduates who have completed two years of advanst work, or upon college graduates who have spent one year in special profes- sional study. With an increasing number of students looking forward to high-school teaching it has become necessary to organize a full four- year professional course of college rank in which the problems of the high-school shall receive chief consideration. In the Teachers Col- lege program is a core of required work in English, education, and practis teaching. Along with these the student elects courses in biology, physical science, economics, history, mathematics, literature, language, etc. From two to three years' work is offerd in each of these subjects. The university high-school affords excellent opportunities for training in high-school teaching. THE UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL The old high school was abolisht in 1895. Ten years later the legis- lature past the Lindly act awarding to eighth grade graduates township scholarships at the state normal schools. If such graduates are over sixteen years of age (seventeen if boys) and intend to become teachers, they are admitted to a five-year program in the normal department. For the younger ones is provided the university high school now num- bering 144 students with its extended courses in agriculture, manual training, and home economics, along with the older branches. The three paid teachers are training teachers, for the university high school is the training school of the teachers college. 8 THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY THE ELEMENTARY TRAINING SCHOOL The elementary training school consists of a kindergarten and eight grades each in charge of a training teacher. Students may take a full year of kindergarten theory and practis. Many of the primary teachers elect one term of such work. With the large force of training teachers it is possible to give close supervision to the students teaching. The Direc- tor of the training school is also the teacher of general method thus in- suring harmony between theory and practis. EXPANSION OF THE DEPARTMENTS With increast resources and more teachers have come in every depart- ment advanst courses as well as courses of varying length and difficulty in the ordinary field of the normal school. Thus in mathematics, college algebra, trigonometry, analytics, astronomy and a course in the history and teaching of mathematics are taught. In physics and chemistry in- sted of three terms offerd to seniors ten years ago we have six courses in chemistry and eight in physics. In biology, insted of zoology in the fall, physiology in the winter, botany in the spring for all juniors, we have four courses in nature-study; five each in botany and zoology. The three courses in English literature have grown to ten; the three courses in history to twelv, besides sociology, economics, and industrial history. Eleven courses are now offerd in the department of geografy. The twenty lessons in music given after school by some member of the faculty are succeded by a vigorous department maintaining three regular courses taught every term, a choral club of nearly one hundred members, two glee clubs, and an orchestra. Besides the work in reading and phonics which we trust has lost little of its ancient excellence, there are now courses in debating, extempore speaking, and dramatic reading. The dramatic club is one of the most vigorous in the institution. The broad stage of the handsome auditorium affords a fine opportunity for presenting plays. In the field of psychology and pedagogy, there has been a reduction in the amount of required work. After a preliminary general course in pedagogy comes a term of experimental psychology. There follow two terms in principles and methods of education, one in school management. To students desiring longer courses are taught a year of the History of Education, a year of advanst psychology and ethics. Student teachers in the training school devote more time to their lesson planning, to ob- servation, but are held for only three terms of practis. THE NEW DEPARTMENTS. The new studies in the public school course call for a corresponding THE RECENT DEVELOPMENT OF THE NORMAL UNIVERSITY g addition to the normal school program. The Manual Training depart- ment was opend in 1903 by Mr. William T. Bawden of Columbia Uni- versity. It proved very popular from the start. In 1907 the legislature appropriated $100,000 for a suitable bilding for the manual arts. Two in- structors now give their entire time to teaching wood working and mechanical drawing, another to book-binding, pottery, and metal work and other studies in applied design. The courses offerd include bench work in wood, lathework, and furniture-making besides machine and architectural drawing. The three shops are well-equipt with tools and wood-working machinery. The demand for young men traind in this department is far beyond the supply. The department of home economics opend in 1908 now numbers four instructors. The special programs in this department include two years daily work in cooking, sewing, millinery, and related studies in foods, textils, and household management, five terms in education, three in practis teaching with appropriate studies in chemistry, botany, bacter- iology, floriculture, design, industrial history, physiology, sanitation and economics. Forty-six young women are enrold in the special programs for prospectiv teachers of these subjects. The cooking laboratory is among the best equipt in the West. The department of physical education provides for the young women a year's work in gymnastics and games including special courses in play-ground supervision. The Director for Women instructs the women students in the regular courses in physiology and hygiene. The young men are taught by their physical director. A careful physical examination is made of every new student as a basis for the prescription of suitable exercises. With the renewd interest in education for the farmer has come special provision for the training of teachers for country schools and for agricultural high schools. The country-school department provides two special programs — a two-year program for graduates of the country school, a one-year course for experienst teachers or for students with high-school training. Students in this department recite thruout in separate classes. Their instruction is addrest to country-school condi- tions, and includes special courses in nature-study and agriculture. The agricultural department provides a full four-year program — two hours per day — in agriculture for the high schools. The courses include practically every agricultural topic of value than can be made a subject of school instruction. The farm of ninety-five acres lying just west of our campus, is a valuable adjunct in this instruction. No other normal school in the United States is so fortunately conditiond for training high- school teachers in agriculture. io THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY SUMMER SCHOOL. The recent growth of the normal school has been largely aided by the summer school. Summer sessions have been held at various times in the past, but they were never more than four weeks in length, and con- sisted wholly of special short courses for teachers. In the summer school begun in 1900 the program consists chiefly of the regular normal courses, taught two lessons per day. Since 1903 there have been two summer terms each of six weeks. The attendance has grown to 1571 . Many teachers first attracted by the summer school have remaind to complete the full curriculum for graduation. One hundred twenty courses are now offerd in the summer school, many of them taught in several sections. Twenty-seven instructors are employd besides forty-six of the regular faculty. The beautiful campus with its spacious areas of shade, the cool and airy bildings, the eager students, the joyous spirit where everybody is busy yet happy in his work makes Normal indeed a delightful place for summer study. The growth of the school has been attended by an enlargement and improvement in its physical equipment. A plant house was bilt in 1905, the manual arts bilding in 1908. The new auditorium with its pipe organ and 1150 sittings is one of the finest school assembly rooms in the country. The campus is improved and beautified with walks and drives and new plantings of trees and shrubbery. Just now the plans are completed for a model training-school bilding to cost $125,000. But upon all this growth and development the school cannot look with pride unless it cherish the old spirit that animated its founders, un- less it remain true to its high calling. The alumni may be reassurd on this point. The students of the present day may enjoy certain advantages that contribute to their comfort and to their ease, but these advantages have not weakend their energies or clouded their devotion. They hear the call of the children, the summons to lead the way to a fine citizenship. To this call they respond with the old Normal spirit. WRIGHTONIA VICTORIOUS Once more, after four years of defeat, Wrightonia rises victorious. This was the news that flashed through Central Illinois the night of December 20, when Philadelphia lost supremacy by two points. The decision of judges was four to two in favor of Wrightonia, with one number a tie. The results were: debate — 2 to 1 for Wrightonia; vocal solo — 2 to 1 for Wrightonia; essay — 2 to 1 for Philadelphia; reading — tie; instrumental solo 3 to o for Philadelphia; oration — 2 to 1 for Wrigh- tonia. Four to two in favor of Wrightonia — do you sense the significance? By one point Wrightonia has passed her rival in the total score; the final results stand 168 to 167, if the Grand Record Keeper has his mathema- tics on straight. From Wrightonian archives the following data have been decipherd: Wrights Phils No. Points No. Points Contests won 26 22 Debates won - 29 58 22 44 Vocal music won - 27 27 21 21 Instrumental music won - - - 18 18 28 28 Essays wons - - 12 12 12 12 Recitations won - - 10 10 11 11 Orations won - 21 21 21 21 Papers won - - 11 22 15 30 Total points - - 168 167 Wrightonian shut-outs: Philadelphian shut-outs: 1858— debate only. 1884— all points. 1859— debate and one other point. 1S96 -all points. This year's contest was in every way creditable. It was a spirited fight between well-matcht contestants. Every number was interesting; every participant proved his right to represent his society. The selec- tions, musical and literary, were well chosen; the original work of de- baters and essayists was of high grade. Contests come and go; contestants rise and fall; but some features are permanent. Perhaps, after all, the real value of the contest is in its by-products. You remember, you alumni of an older decade, those out- ward and visible signs preceding and proclaiming the flutter of purple and gold ribbons — or were they yellow and black? You may have a vision of other banners floating from forbidden angles; you may have memories of an unseemly scramble cald the color rush. You felt the 12 THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY peculiar stir in corridor and classroom; you came to know the atmos- phere, as a westerner scents the "storm breeder." However phlegmatic you were the remainder of the year, at least once annually your soul was stird to patriotic depths. The I. S. N. U. contest spirit — there is nothing like it. Then, after the battle, there was always the decision of the judges to cheer you. Frequently, if you were a loser, you remarkt that it was the queerest decision you ever heard. Verily, there is much virtue in an unjust judge. 191 1 was markt by the old features. There were the same colors, the same banners, the same dissatisfaction — especially on the part of Philadelphians. Late into the night victors and vanquisht were ban- queting in adjoining rooms, more or less happy. By morning the tumult and the shouting ceast; the purple and gold waved in triumph; the fifty-first contest was over. History reports that certain residents looking from their windows the next morning faild to see the Wrightonian colors waving from the Normal tower. A banner was at hand redy to fly; but it was not purple and gold. And — it did not fly. Queer what pranks Dame Fortune plays, especially with the collusion of judges. EDITORIAL What day should be more important in the life of an institution than the day on which it was created? This day in the case of our Alma Mater is February iXth, for on that day Governor Matteson signed the bill for the establishment and maintenance of a Normal University in the State of Illinois. Not until four years ago has the school taken any special recognition of this anniversary. Since then we have been honoring this day more and more. This year we hope to have several hundred present. The person about whom all things will center is our belovd Mr. McCor- mick who is to leave the school at the end of this year. We wish every- one who can arrange to do so, would plan to be with us this year— that brings to mind the thought of a Homecoming. Nearly every school has some day or week set apart on which all of her sons and daughters may come back and greet old friends, classmates, and teachers. Why should we not establish Founders' Day as the Homecoming Day of the Illinois State Normal University ? Surely every alumnus who lives in Illinois can come and would enjoy coming "home" every two or three years if he knew he could shake the hands of his old classmates and talk over old times with them. What do the Alumni think of this plan ? It is hoped that the Alumni will read the note at the head of the list of books and respond promptly and generously. Please do not permit any false modesty to keep you from sending us notices of your articles and books. Your article may contain the very help for which some alumnus is seeking. We will gladly review any books or articles that may be sent to the Quarterly for that purpose. This magazine is an experiment. The success of the experiment rests with you, the Alumni. Do you care for a communication every three months from your first Alma Mater? Is this the kind of Quarterly Magazine best suited to this purpose? Would you like any Department added? We want you to feel that this is your own special property and we shall be greatly pleased to receive any suggestions as to the best method of conducting the magazine. UNIVERSITY FOR THE QUARTER A number of the faculty of the I.S.N. U. attended the High School Conference at the University of High School Illinois on November Conference 23, 24, and 25. This was the largest and in many ways the best conference of the whole series of eight that the University has conducted. The total attendance exclusiv of the university community was 813, 268 high schools, 4 academies, and 18 higher institutions were repre- sented in the attendance. The general session of the conference held on Friday evening consisted of a symposium on the question: "What should be the standard of preparation, both in scholarship and professionally, for high school teachers?" The speakers were Dean George F. James of Minne- sota University, President David Felmley of the I.S.N.U., and Principal J. Calvin llanna of the Township High School at Oak Park. All three of the addresses were of an unusually high order of merit and the large audience seemd to be unanimous in pronouncing this one of the very best programs ever presented to the teachers of Illinois. These addresses are to be printed at least in abstract in the report of the conference, and they will certainly have a markt influence in fixing a higher and a better standard for the high school teachers of the state. Mr. Peterson attended the meeting of the American Psychological Association at Washington, D.C., Prof. Peterson during the Christmas in Washington holidays. The pro- gram showd quite a decided trend toward applied psychology. The Binet-Simon mental tests of chil- dren and their usefulness in analysing mental backwardness, evoke much inter- est. Prof. Seashore has devised and put into practis a series of tests to determin whether a person is likely to succeed as a musician. A third session was given to the relation of psychology to medical education and practis, and action was taken looking toward the cooperation of this association and the American Medi- cal Association in securing the w : ider in- troduction of psychology into medical training. One of the most interesting features of the Faculty life is the club. All thru its many changes it keeps Faculty a social element among Club the teachers which fos- ters a cordial co-oper- ativ spirit of unity in purpose. The fortnightly meetings bring us often to a more loyal appreciation of our duties. A word from a guest or from one of our number often leads us to look up again to the big things and think less of our own little troubles. And in the experi- ence of others we often see another way to meet our problems. The discussions bring out the freest and kindliest exchange of ideas and we grow in our understanding and appreci- ation of one another. The new teachers from year to year find our club the com- munity center in which they are soon a part. The fact that the club has been main- taind for as many as twenty-five years is proof that it has made itself worth while to its members. There are many who look back and realize that they are indebted to the club for a helpful and plesant evening. The many additions to the faculty this year, and the papers on local topics large enuf to interest all, have made the present season one of the most enjoyable we have experieust. UNIVERSITY FOR THE QUARTER •5 The following has been the programs: i. s. \. i . lAcn.Tv ci. in, 1911. Thursday, Sept. 21 Some points in technique that Normal teachers are liable t<> overlook. Mr. Felmley Thursday, Oct. 5— Attention to the Bnglish of the pupils. Miss Colby Thursday, Oct. 19— What can be done to improve oral expression in the Normal School. Mr. Evans, Miss Owen Thursday, Nov. 1 What systematic pyschology may do for the Nor- mal teacher. Mr. Peterson Thursday, Nov. 16— The relation of art to the life of the school. Miss Kla Music, an essential in the Normal School. Mr. WesthofT Thursday, Dee. 7— Some of the means available to the Normal teacher for improving his instruction. Mr. Ridgley The two leading institutions which have for their main purpose the welfare of the child, are the Parents and home and the school. Teachers' These institutions in Association their evolution have become more and more complex. This complexity has had a tendency to separate the two, which bodes ill to the child. It, therefore, be- comes necessary to provide ways and means for closer cooperation between the home and school. Thoughts of this na- ture were prime desiderata in stimulating the Training Teachers to take the neces- sary steps leading to the formation of a Parents and Teachers' Association. The specific purpose of the organization as worded in the constitution is: "To pro- vide- facilities for bringing teachers and parent* into closer contact— the object being to secure more perfect cooperation in the advancing of the moral, intellect- ual, and physical welfare of the pupils in the Training School of the Illinois State Normal University." Provision is made for five regular meetings, two in the fall term, two in the winter term, and one in the spring term. Three meet- ings have been held. At the first meet- ing reasons were set forth favoring the formation of a Parents and Teachers' Association, a constitution was adopted and officers were elected. The second meeting was given over to the discussion of the subject: Suitable reading for boys and girls. The third program had for its theme, Cooperation of Parents and Teachers. The following sub topics were handled: Regularity and Punctuality in School Attendance, Pupils' Conduct in Going To and Coming From School, School Lunches, and Home Study. On March 1, various phases of the subject "Helth of Pupils" will be presented by N. K. McCormick of Normal and Dr. Cxailey of Bloomington. On April 16, President Felmley will speak on ' 'The Needs of the Child as Realized by Mod- ern School Architecture." Judging from the interest manifested by the parents and the enthusiasm of the Training and Student Teachers much good is destind to come from this association. There are twelv students enrold in our graduate school at present. These students are of mature Graduate age and are doing work Enrollment of superior quality. They are working for the degree of Bachelor of Education. We have had nine graduates of this school —two in 1908, one in 1909, two in 1910, and four in 1911. The University High School is such a lusty infant, and growing at such a rapid rate, that it is abso- The University lutely safe to predict High School the problem of the im- mediate future is to provide adequate quarters for the stu- dents. In the six years since the re-es- tablishment of the high school the in- creas in attendance has been stedv, and i6 THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY there is no sign of any falling off, the enrollment of 150 for the present year being an increasof about twenty per cent. over last year. The various courses of- fered—college preparatory, household science, agricultural science, and manual training — are proving eminently satisfac- tory, but at least two more are contem- plated. The present corps of three teach- ers will uudoutedly be increast unless the growth in attendance drops off unex- pectedly. The new training school bild- ing will be very badly needed by the high school department before it is avail- able, but the indications are that the part set aside for the high school will be crowded at the time of opening. It may prove necessary to limit the number of students enrold, as was the case in the old Normal High School, though at pres- ent no such action is contemplated. This year has seen many changes in the faculty. Several new departments have been establisht New Members and assistants have of the Faculty been appointed in oth- er departments. As one looks at the faculty on the stage at General Exercises, so many new faces are seen that it seems to the old timer that we almost have a new faculty. The following new names appear on our faculty this year: Physical Education — Assistant— Miss Hazel Brackett, from Waltham, Mass., a graduate of the Boston School of Gym- nastics. Training School — Third Grade — Mrs. Edith Bickell Brown, from Minneapolis, graduate of the; State Normal School, at St. Cloud, Minn., and of the University of Chicago. Country Schools- Miss Mabel Carney from Marseilles, a former student at the De Kalh Normal and at Teachers' Col- lege of Columbia University. Household Art Assistant Miss An- tietta Belle Cooper, of Normal, a grad- uate of the Illinois State Normal Univer- sity. Special Course. Fifth Grade— Training School — Miss Florence Foote, from Springfield , Mass. Grammar — Miss Laura Hayes, a grad- uate of Vanderbilt University, and a Mas- ter of Arts at the University of Chicago. Manual Training Assistant — Merton J. Uyon, from Menominee, Wis., a grad- uate of the vState Normal School at Osh- kosh, Wis., and of the Stout Institute at Menominee. Agriculture— Irvin Arthur Madden of Freeport, 111., a graduate of De Kalb Normal and the College of Agriculture at the University of Illinois. High School teacher and critic, Frances Morehouse of Wyoming, 111., a - graduate of the University of Illinois. High School teacher and critic, Clara Fenstone from Pittsfield, a graduate of the State Normal University, and the University of Chicago. German— Charlotte Louise Reichmann, graduate of the University of Chicago, fellow in modern language at Northwest- ern University, for two years a student in Berlin and Heidelberg. Design — Clarinda Richards of Forest Park, 111., a graduate of the Teachers' College of Columbia University. Rhetoric and Composition — Lillian K. Sabine, from Mt. Pleasant, Mich., a grad- uate of the University of Michigan. Household Art — Director— Helen La Rue Schurtz, from Negaunee, Mich., a graduate of the Michigan State Normal School at Ypsilanti and of the Stout In- stitute at Menominee, Wis. Assistant Household Science — Jean vStewart, of Youngstown, Ohio, graduate of Westminster College and of the Teach- ers' College, Columbia University. Assistant in Latin -Miss Kate Healy, of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, a graduate of the University of Michigan, takes Miss Blan- chard's place. Miss Blanchard has a leave of absence for two years and is at- tending the University of Michigan. UNIVERSITY FOR THE QUARTER Mi-v Bernice Hart has taken the place of Miss Hazel Brackett, Miss Brackett w.is married during the Christmas vaca- tion. The Founders' Day Celebration this jrear will beheld Saturday, Feb. 17. A bigger time than ever Founders' Day is anticipated. It will Celebration afford a good oppor- tunity for both earlier ,uid later graduates to return, see the school in its present condition and shake hands with old friends. Class re-unions of all later classes are being planned. Professor Henry McCormick, who has been connected with the Faculty for over forty years will sever, at the close of the year, his connection with the institution. The Founders' Day program will take recognition of his long and faithful ser- vis. Dr. John W. Cook will make the main address, Joseph Carter (70), Frank Richey (72) and J. Dickey Tempi eton (73) and many others will be heard from. Graduates of the school may send $1.00 to O. D. Manchester and have a plate re- served at the banquet. The old plan of Faculty critiques has been revived. We hope it wall result in much plesure and Critiques for benefit to the Faculty. the Faculty The first lesson was on vSquare Root, pre- sented by Mr. Ulrich to an eighth-grade class. The second was in Commercial Geografy, given by Mr. Ridgley. Spirited discussions have followd the critiques in which all kinds of pedagogi- cal questions have been argued pro and con. Mr. Klmer Cavins was granted a leave of absence last spring and he spent five months abroad. Any Mr. Cavins one with Mr. Cavins' Abroad strong sense of humor could not* 'do Europe" without having many rich experiences. Some of these his friends have been for- tunate enuf to hear. The Suffragist Association, made up of women of the Faculty and women of the city of Normal is now Suffragist in the second year of Association its existence and is in a most flourishing con- dition. Regular meetings are held every six weeks at Miss Colby's. The senti- ment in favor of woman suffrage seems to be stedily increasing. The I v ecture Course this year is very sat- isfactory. The lecture on The Insurgent Movement by Hon. Lecture Course Victor Murdock and the Concert by the Choral Club, under the direction of Mr. Westhoff , were especially pleasing. The recital by Skovgaard, the famous violin- ist, was given F'eb. 29th and was especi- ally good. The Farmers' Institute was held in the Auditorium of the I. S. N. U. on Jan- uary 10th and 11th, Farmers' and on January 12th Institute the Mclvean County Teachers' Institute was held. The extreme cold weather prevented the attendance of a large num- ber of the farmers. The excellent pro- gram however seemed to repay the cour- ageous ones who came. Among other numbers were talks by Miss Alice Patter- son, President Felmley, and Mr. Madden of the Faculty. Demonstrations in the work of Domestic Science and Domestic Art were given by Misses Iyyford and Schurtz, heds of the two departments. One of the most important things done at the State Association was the move- ment toward a closer State Association union of the teachers of the state. To have membership in the State Association entitle one to membership in the other division associations, and -to have a bi- THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY monthly paper, devoted to the educa- tional affairs of the state would help greatly in this work. A number of the Faculty attended the .Schoolmaster's Club Schoolmasters' which met in Peoria Club in November. The chief address was on Vocational Training. We give below a short record of the life of a man whom every student who has ever come to the University knew and honord. RICHARD EDWARDS. Richard Edwards was born in Cardi- ganshire, Wales, on the 23rd of Decem- ber, 1822. He came to this country and settled in Ohio, at the age of eleven. In October, 1844, Mr. Edwards went East to Massachusetts in order to secure better school advantages. In Massachusetts he taught and attended school, teaching in Bridge water five years, as Principal of the English High School; in Salem one year and then he was asked to open the New Salem Normal School. He remaind here three years when he was cald to vSt. Louis as hed of the Training School. Later, in 1862, when President Hovey of the I. S. N. U. left to enter the war, the Hoard of Education asked Mr. Edwards to take the presidency. He did this and remaind here until 1875 when he re- sigud to accept the position of pastor of a church in Princeton. Later he was President of Knox College, State Super- intendent of Public Instruction, and President of Blackburn University. He retired in 1893 and spent the last years of his life in Bloomington. He died March 7th, 1908. Pres. Edwards' influence on the life of Illinois has been of great and lasting value. Elmer Elsworth Brown has said, 'The mission of Dr. Edwards, in the early days of his career in Illinois, was to carry into that new country the warmth and light of the great New Eng- land movement which we commonly as- sociate with the names of Horace Mann and Henry Barnard. But he was more than the bearer of a message from one civilization to another, for there was in him that massiv and kindly personality, not reflected from any other but alto- gether his own, which gave the real vital touch and human tang to his influence. It is a great thing to have bilt one's life into the civilization of a great state as he did in Illinois. And it is even more that his large family circle and much larger circle of friends should have the precious memory of his life and love to help them on their way thru life." OUR SISTER SCHOOLS Work on the new north wing of the Superior, Wis., Normal, has begun. The addition will provide lecture-rooms and additional recitation rooms. One whole floor will be given to the library and study rooms. This will surely add much to the appearance and convenience of the bilding. Whitewater Normal has a new feature this year in tin- form of a model district school which is to serv as a school of ob- servation and practis for those Normal students expecting to become country teachers. The school is two miles east of the Normal and is taught by Miss Mary Williams who has been engaged by the joint action of the District Board and the Board of Regents. The Milwaukee Normal has fourteen student literary societies. Among these are two story-telling and dramatizing, an opera study, two current events, a history on English and a German society. Still another endevors to study handi- craft and aims to produce in stenciling, block painting, leather work, and book binding. We quote from the Western Teacher, Jan., 1912. "At Platteville, the differ- ence between the old and new regime is very markt. The school has wakt up. President Sutherland and several mem- bers of the Faculty who were traind in the best Normal Schools of America have infused a rkaj. Normal-school spirit into this old institution which was once a sort of Sleepy Hollow." NOTES ON BOOKS AND ARTICLES \\ V are publishing a list of the books and articles recently publisht by members of the Faculty of the University. We believe this will be of interest to all the Alumni, and of especial help to those who are engaged in the teaching profession. We are also listing as many by Alumni as our space permits. In our next number we shall continue this work, and we bespeak the co-operation of the Alumni. Will you not aid us in keeping this record of our contributions to current literature?— Editor. Elements of Physical il in Home and School Barber, Fred 1>.: Science, Applit Life. Professor Frederic D. Harbor's "Kle- inents of Physical Science," which has been in process of preparation for several years, and which is now redy for publi- cation, bids fair to make a name for itself and its author. The book is divided into five parts — lighting, heating, refrigera- tion, sanitation, and the wether. As is suggested by these hedings, it is exced- ingly practical in its nature. In fact, the unique feature of the book is the extent to which the attack on subject matter is made through the student's interest in. the things about him. The whole move- ment of present day science in the high school is undoutedly away from the idea of science for its own sake and toward applied science. Mr. Barber's book goes farther in this direction than anything now publisht. Its "teachableness" has been amply demonstrated by its use in over fifty classes in the I. S. N. U., the University high school, and the DeKalb normal. Much of the work is experi- mental, the experiments being introduced for the purpose of securing a scientific explanation of observd phenomena that, to the student, demand solution. Colby, J. R.: School . Literature and Life in the This book should be red by every teacher and prospectiv teacher of Litera- ture. No one can read it without being peculiarly imprest with the possibilities and responsibilities that lie in the path- way of the teacher of L/iterature. In the first chapter, The Function of I/iterature, the author goes right at the root of the matter. In her remarkably forceful and artistic language she shows that the function is to give us the fuller, deeper life for which everyone hungers whether consciously or unconsciously. Then the author takes up the Litera- ture peculiarly fitted for the first four years of school, then for the next four and lastly for the high school. One chapter is devoted to the Method of Handling Literature, and a careful study of this will save many serious blunders on the part of teachers of Literature. The attractiv language, the vigorous style, and the vital interest of the subject matter make the book decidedly worth while. McMurry, Frank M.: How to Study; Houghton Mifflin Company 1909. This book is the best one on this sub- ject that has yet been publisht. It first discusses the present improper methods of study. Then the leading factors in study are discust and conclusions drawn. The author says that the teacher should teach the children right methods of study which will result in a great saving of time. To quote his words: "Attention to proper method of study will result in greatly reducing, rather than increasing, the work of both teacher and pupil. First, it will reduce the quantity of subject matter. Second, it will relieve both teacher and pupil from overwork by eliminating much friction in the process of study." Newell, A. C: A Lesson Plan for Man- ual Training Teachers and Some Shop Outlines. — Manual Training' Magazine, February 1912. 20 THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY Carney, Mabel: The Problem of the Country School. — Normal School Quar- terly, October 1911. Crocker, Win. J., Knight, Dee: The Effect of Illuminating Gas and Ethylene upon the flowers of the Carnation. — Botanical Gazette, 1908. The Development of the Peg of the Cucurbitaciae. — Botanical Ga- zette, 1910. Dexheimer, Dora M.: Articles on Pri- mary language. — School News, 1905-6 and 1906-7. Eyestone, Lura M.: Nature Study for the Primary Grades. — School Century. Beginning Reading and Physiology for the Dower Grades.— Illinois Instructor and Practical Educator, Oct., May 1911-12. Gray, Wm.: Type Studies in Geografy for Upper Grades. Problems of Ele- mentary Geografy. — School Century, J. W. Jones, Oak Park, 1911-12. Holmes, M. J.: The Desson; a Study in the Art of Teaching. — Normal School Quarterly, October 1909. Peterson, Harvey A.: Correlation of Cer- tain Mental Traits in Normal School Students. — Psychological Review, 1908, XV: 323. (On the extent to which persons superior in some mental traits are likely to be superior -in certain others also. ) The Influence of Complexity and Dis- similarity on Memory. No. 49 of the monograph series of the Psychological Review. Review Pub. Co., Baltimore, Md. $1.00. Pricer, J. L/.: The Dife History of the Carpenter Ant. Patterson, Alice Jean: Practical Nature Study. (Jointauthor with J. G. Coulter. ) I). Appleton & Co. Potatoes and Oats as Nature Study Top- ics. Nature Study Review. Patterson, Alice Jean, Dexheimer, L/ora M.: Illinois Series Agricultural J,eaf- letsifor the Eight Grades. J.G.Coulter, Bloomington. Ridgley, Douglas C: Four pamphlets — General Circulation of the Atmos- phere 15c; Rainfall of the Earth 15c; Vegetation Zones of the Earth 15c; Trip Around the Earth on the Fortieth Parallel 10c. Publish! by McKnight & McKnight, Normal. Series of Articles on Geografy in School News, September 1910, April 1911. Turner, Edwin A.: Our Common Friends and Foes. American Book Company 1911. This book is an excellent collection of nature studies in which accurate scientific facts are told. The book will be an at- tractiv reader for little children in the primary grades. Thompson, Nellie Catherine: Readers for the first three grades, written in the new Scientific Alfabet are now in press. They will be reviewd fully in the next number of the Quarterly. Westoff, F. W.: Elements of Music in Song. Public School Publishing Co., Bloomington, 111. Select Rote Songs and Elementary Music Reader. C. M. Parker Publish- ing Co., Taylorville, 111. Elements of Music and Notation. Mc- Knight & McKnight, Normal, 111. These three textbooks are all excellent in quality. They will certainly meet the needs of the teacher of music in our public schools. Eyestone, DuraM.: Rimes and Stories. — Public School Publishing Co. 50c. This is a child's primer — a reader for children. It begins with short bits of verse and bright conversation. Farther on, short dramatic stories such as "The Little Red Hen" and "The Gingerbread Man'' are used. "Rimes and Stories" has much more reading matter than most primers, and therefore can well be used in both first and second grades. Songs and artistic drawings serv as illustra- tions. Tin- book is a most excellent one and deserves consideration by all primary teachers. STUDENT LIFE On November 12th over one hundred girls and women members of the Faculty gathered in Room 10 Birthday Party to celebrate the 39th birthday of the Y. W. C. A. A letter from Mrs. L/ida Brown McMurry was read and a short talk about the origin of the Y. W. C. A. was given by Miss Edwards. Both Mrs. McMurry and Miss Edwards were charter mem- bers. L/ater an immense birthday cake with 39 candles was the center of attention and the "party" ended in a social hour. The Philadelphian society has arranged to have Prof. McCormick's picture hung on Philadelphia's hall. Prof. McCor- Mr. McCormick has mick's Picture always been a most faithful member of the society and this is only a long deservd acknowledgment of his loyalty and un- selfish devotion to Philadelphia. The Philadelphian society has been in a most flourishing condition this year under the guidance Philadelphia of Mr. L/athrop as President and Mr. Fvans as Critic in the Fall Term and with Miss Otto now at the wheel. The programs for the present term are unit programs on Ireland, Scotland, Russia, China, etc. Unit programs give the indi- viduals just as good opportunities to show their power and undoutedly leave a deeper impression on the members and audience. The "Backward Party," given by the Y. W. C. A. to the Academy girls, on October 6th, was well Backward Party attended. Much mer- riment was caused by tlie complete reversal of all usual saluta- tions and actions. The vSapphonian Society has continued its work along the lines of its former activities. The Sapphonian The Committees or- Society ganized for the fall term were the Liter- ature Committee, the Arts and Crafts Committee, and the Music Committee. These three have provided the programs, in turn, for the fortnightly open meet- ings. The subjects of three committees have been: The Development of the Greek Drama, The Arts and Crafts Movement in Bngland and America, and Music of Northern Europe respectivly. Much in- terest has been shown and enjoyable and profitable meetings have been held. The practis dances that have been held regularly twice a month on Saturday af- ternoons in the Gym- Practis Dances nasium have been well attended and are much enjoyed by both students and Faculty who drop in whenever their time per- mits. They begin at 3 o'clock and close promptly at 5:30. During the State Fair Mr. Madden, Hed of the Agriculture Department, took a number of his stu- State Fair dents down to see the fine exhibits of Live Stock, farm products and farm machinery. A delightful Hallowe'en Party was given in the Gymnasium by the Juniors to the Faculty and stu- Hallowe'en dents. Magic seem- Party ingly filled the air, witches darted hither and thither, aeroplanes flew about over- head, curious machines spoke forth the future of the Seniors, while terrifying auto races took place on the Speedway in 22 THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY the midst of the throng, hong will the night be rememberd as one of jollity and fun. The Wrightonian vSociety has been hav- ing good programs and fair attendance this last term. The Wrightonia winning of the contest has given new energy and indications at present are for "rec- ord breaking" programs from now on. A great change was made in the man- agement of the Vidette at the beginning of this season. Its The Vidette management was vest- ed in a Board of Con- trol consisting of three students and two members of the Faculty, one member of tthe faculty being the teacher of Rhetoric. The result of the change has, on the whole, been for the good. But other factoVs have contributed to the revival of interest in the Vidette this year. Messrs. Cox and Messenger, the Editor and Busi- ness Manager, have workt patiently and with resource to add as many new features as possible. They have endev- ord to make the Vidette a newspaper and not a dry magazine. A "Who's Who and Why" has been figured every week and in it appears the biography of some prominent student, giving us a birdseye view of the worthy in question. The editors have endevord to find out the "funny" things in school insted of depending on exchanges for their jokes. On the whole, it is the opinion of most of the subscribers that this year the Vidette is in closer touch with the student body than it has been for the last half decade. The C.irls' Debating Club, with a mem- bership of thirty young women whose admission to t lit" club The Debating is based upon scholar- Club ship, holds bi-month- ly meetings. The programs, based upon some unit of study, both instruct and entertain. The club has planned to have two social gatherings during the present term. Though no credit is to be given for work, the members appreciate the op- portunities for literary and social activity afforded by this organization. Those who faild to hear the Imperial Quartet have truly regretted it since then we know. Theoppor- Imperial Quartet tunity to hear such a Jan. 22 treat does not come often. Next time we hope more students will attend even though it may mean earlier rising the next morning. Of all the excellent Faculty talks given this year Mr. McCormick's on Jane Addams was one of Prof. McCormick the best. It was in- Talks Jan. 15 structiv, inspiring and given in Mr. Mc- Cormick's own peculiarly pleasing man- ner. In many respects the athletic situation in the University High School is almost unique. So far the Athletics in the only interschool sport University High that has receivd much School attention is basket- ball. A majority of the students are boys, and about two- thirds of these are enrold with some team. Only the inconvenient hours at which the gymnasium is available for use by the high school students prevents a larger number from participating. How- ever, when fifty- five out of eighty boys are willing to report for play at seven o'clock in the morning, the conclusion is inevitable that there exists the possibili- ty of securing general participation in at least one form of athletics. It has been pretty eonclusivly shown also that such general participation does not mean a poor team, but quite the contrary; from the beginning the school team has been a strong one, and this year it promises to he a formidable contender for honors in the high school tournaments. Nor has athletics taken precedence over the real purpose of the school. The boy who STUDENT LIFE 23 neglects his work, or whose attitude is had in other respects, is not allowd to represent the high school even in a con- test within the school. At the same time the ideals of obligation to the tram, of proper treatment of visitors and officials, and of curtesies due to opponents have been bilt up to such an extent that the school alredy has establisht a reputation tor "squareness" and fair dealing in i 11 - terschool athletics. The great game of the year, the game which crowds the Gym to its last square inch of floor space and Wesleyan Game fills the money box to overflowing", the game at which no one breathes until "Time" is cald has past into history. This year the date was January 24th and the battle was the hardest fought for years. The yell leaders were as activ as the teams — the "noise," for such it was, could be heard three blocks away. Dur- ing the last ten minutes the teams were often tied, then one would score, and the harts of Normal rose or sank accord- ingly. The final score was 29-28 in favor of Wesleyan. It can hardly be cald a defeat. Saturday evening, January 19th the first one of the two regular term dances was held in the Gym- Term Dance nasium. About twen- Jan. 19th ty-five couples were present. The music was furnisht by Ashton's Orchestra. ( )n Friday night, January twenty-sixth, the Y. M. C. A. had a "frolic" in the Gym- nasium. A t h 1 e t i c stunts of all kinds were on the program and everyone had a jolly time. Ginger bred and sweet cider were servd. On Wednesday evening, January 31st, Miss Anna Brown of the Student Volun- teer Movement addrest the Normal students on "The Work of the Volun- Y. M. C. A. Stag Party teers." Her talk was rcceivd with great appreciation. Later an informal reception at which light refreshments were servd was held in the Art rooms. The Faculty team is surely good this season. It has alredy won two games, one from the Juniors Faculty Basket of the Normal by a Ball Team score of 54-6 and one from the third team of the University High School by a score of 26-19. The spirit of Christmas took joyous possession of the Normal Campus Decem- ber 16. It was no Christmas Fete ghostly, cushion-heel- ed spirit either, but a lively, rollicking, fun-loving one, gay as St. Nicholas and bold as a Kansas cy- clone. It invaded classrooms and turn- ed everything topsy turvv; it frolickt with dignified professors; it tugged at the coats of janitors and students, upsetting- dust pans and pedagogy, insisting that everyone join in the fun. It placed holly in the windows and Christmas trees in corners and happy smiles on people's faces. The Dramatic Club players were hold- ing the mirror up to nature that beauti- ful winter day; it was under their auspices that the spirit came. The five folk lore plays were haunted by merrows and trolls, steept in eerie superstitions of a simple race. They represented the folk lore of Ireland, France, England, Russia and Scandinavia. "The Foam Maiden," a Celtic tale, de- picted the charm of the merrow, who cast her spell over the trusting Michael, an Irish fisher lad. "The Three Wish- es" was an old delight of childhood days, the French tale of Perrault, dramatized even to the pudding. "A Brewing of Brains," from English legend, was fol- lowd by "The Snow Witch", a Russian folk tale. The Norwegian "Troll Magic" caught the spirit of Scandinavian mythology, revealing the charm that 24 THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY lurkt in the dance of woodland sprites. Kach play was admirably presented, holding the audience through simple phrase and homely truth. The magic of the dance and the power of music were effectivly reproduced in the folk dances, which were an especial delight. The Dramatic Club, affiliated with the Drama League, believes in good plays well presented, two principles which were admirably illustrated in their folk lore plays. To the student body, the Christmas Fete was more than a dramatic enter- tainment; it was a real awakening to the holiday spirit of good cheer. It is easy to believe in magic and fairies when holly and pine fdl the windows. Some- how, that holiday spirit persisted long after the curtain fell on the plays. Be- lieve in fairies? Of course. Yet there are some who say the fairies were not re- sponsible at all; that it was just Miss Owen and Miss Ela. THE ALUMNI I. S. N. U. Alumni Meeting. June s. 1911. At the close of the Commencement Exercises last spring the Alumni present enjoyed their annual dinner which was send in the Domestic Science dining rooms. Dinner over, all moved to the art room for the program and business meeting. The meeting was cald to order by the president, Capt. Burnham of '61, whose semi-centennial was being celebrated. Twenty classes, represented by sixty- three members, responded to the roll call: 1860 Mrs. Christian 1861 Capt. Burnham Aaron Gove 1868 Prof. Henry MeCormick 1879 Fannie Fell 1881 Anna Knight 1882 Mrs. Charles K. Feaser (Lettie Smiley) 1883 Mrs. Flora Rosenberry 1884 Clarissa Kla 1890 Alice J. Patterson Thirza M. Pierce Mrs. Cora Snyder Irwin 1892 Jessie Peasley 1894 F. I). Barber 1895 Mrs. O. L. Manchester 1896 Mrs. Paul Lehman 1897 Mrs. Kaiser Kffie M. Pike 1899 J. L.Pricer (). Lillian Barton 1900 William Cavins 1901 Dora M. Dexheimer 1902 Elizabeth Hitchcock 1903 Fred T. Ullrich 1906 bred Telford Marjorie Chamberlin Edna Coith Emma Kleineau Mrs. Stuck ex- Agnes Bullock Mary Dammon 1907 Margaret Triplett 1908 Maude Wallace Harrison Russell 1909 Miss Kerschner 1910 Miss Abbott Miss Bertha Allen Miss Alta Irwin Mr. W. S. Gray Mr. De Mars 1911 Twenty-two members After the program, the business was begun. The question of class reunions was discust and it was recommended that classes plan for reunions, in one, five and ten years. One very important matter was the appropriation by the association of ,$50 for the publication of an Alumni Quarterly. Alumni Clubs. Letters have been receivd from Mrs. Walter Dakin, secretary of the Chicago Alumni Club, and from Mr. James J. Sheppard, secretary of the New York Club, promising the Alumni Quarterly accounts of the clubs in these two cities. We know that these clubs are very activ and we shall be deeply interested in hear- ing more in detail about their meetings. If there is an Alumni Club in any other city, will the secretary not write us about it? We think there has been one in De- catur and one in Champaign, and there should be one in Los Angeles. When there are fifteen hundred alumni in this United States it seems as though there might be numerous clubs formed, either city or state organizations. NEWS OF THE CLASSES When you have a new address, position, wife, husband, or child, notify the editor. Whenever you publish a new article, or whenever you have anything of interest about some fellow alumnus, please let us hear of it. 1860 John Hull may be addrest at 175 Queen Anne Place, Milwaukee, Wis. Since 26 THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY graduation Mr. Hull has held many posi- tions of honor in the teaching profession — having been president of two Normal schools. He was two years chairman of the Executiv Committee of the Illinois vState Teachers' Association and is a life member of the N. K. A. He is at pres- ent developing a most flourishing cherry farm at Sawyer, Wis. Mrs. Elizabeth Mitchell Christian is still living at 509 E. Front St. Blooming- ton. Enoch A. Gastman was born in New York City on June 15th, 1834. When he was four years old his parents moved to Illinois near Bloomington. In October, 1854, Mr. Gastman began to teach school near Saybrook. The next year he at- tended the Illinois Weslevau. On the day the Illinois State Normal University opend he enrold as a student and graduated with the class of '60. In Sep- tember, 1860, Mr. Gastman began his teaching in Decatur. In Jul}-, 1862, he was elected Superintendent of the city schools and Principal of the High School of Decatur. He held this position until the close of the school year 1906-07 when he withdrew in opposition to the wishes of his employers. Such a notable career has hardly a parallel in the history of American education, Forty-seven years servis in the schools of one city and all but two of them as the bed of the schools is a most remarkable record. Mr. Gast- man was esteemd and respected by ev- eryone. What the Decatur schools and the entire city owe to him can hardly be estimated. He died August 2, 1907. 1861 Harvey J. Dutton has retired from the grocery business and is living at 432 W. Locust street, Springfield, Mo. Almost immediately upon graduation Mr. Dutton enlisted in the 33rd Illinois Infantry and servd 4'^ years. He was made- captain in 1863 and was musterd out with the regiment in 1865. Peleg R. Walker continues as Superin- tendent of the public schools of Rockford , 111., which responsible position he has held for twenty-eight years. He is also a member of the Board of Education of the Normal University and is always heartily welcomd upon his yearly visits. 1862 Mrs. Emma Trimble Bangs died at her home in Donnellson Feb. 8, 1911. Loren/.o Dow Born died April 29, 1911, at McCalister, Okla. He was injurd by an auto while visiting at Lemon City, Fla., and later died in the hospital. He was a man who had the entire respect of every one who knew him. 1863 Mrs. Abbie Reynolds Wilcox may be found at Hillyard, Wash., R. F. D. 10. William Dennis Hall has retired from business and is living at 826 Oakley boulevard. Ebenezer D. Harris who has the com- bined profession of teacher, farmer, and ranchman lives in Lincoln, Neb. 1864 Harriet E. Dunn continues as secretary for the Faculty of the Los Angeles Nor- mal, which position she has held for the past twenty-seven years. George Colvin has retired from busi- ness and now lives at 201 N. Grand Ave. , Los Angeles. 1865 Bandusia Wakefield is working for the cause of Universal Brotherhood. She is a member of the Universal Brotherhood and Theosophical society. Her present address is Pt. Loma, Cal. Thomas Burrill is acting President of the University of Illinois during the ab- sence of President James in Europe. Oscar Francis McKein died at his home near Oskaloosa, Iowa, April 10, 1911. THE ALUMNI - / HIGH SCllooi. Charles L. Capen, who lias been a most activ member of the State Board <>f I ; .<1- ucation since L891, shows his interest in as by visits now and thru. 1866 DEATH OK MRS. A. T. MORROW Harriet M. Cast.- was horn in Wyoming county, Pennsylvania, June 8, 1842. vSlie was a natural teacher, and from the time she was 14 years old until the time of her marriage she was either a student in school or was herself teaching. She graduated from the Illinois State Nor- mal in June, 1866, and afterwards filld several important positions in the schools of the country. Among these were the Hadley Academy at Richmond, Ind., the city high school at Ottawa, 111., the Leavenworth normal school at Leavenworth, Kas., and for five years she was preceptress of her Alma Mater, the Illinois State Normal. From 1888 to 1891 she was in Buenos Aires, S. A., with her family, and during the most of the time she taught in a private school. On February 7, 1878, she was united in marriage to Andrew T. Morrow. To their union were born two children, Nelson C. and Louise, both of whom survive her. She died September 10th, 1911, at her home in Winfield, Kansas. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church in Altamont, Kas., Tuesday after- noon at 2:30, at which time Dr. C. S. Nusbaum of Parsons, who was a former pastor of the deceast, deliverd a most impressiv funeral sermon. The remains were consignd to the grave at the Alta- mont cemetery. 1867 Mary W. French is now teaching her thirty-second year in the Decatur schools. 1868 Mr-^. Kmma I. Robinson Kleckner of 1812 Jackson street, Sioux City, Iowa, writes us that she has publisht several books and articles. William Russell, who has filld many places of honor in the- schools of Indiana and Arkansas, is teaching in Fountain City, Indiana. 1869 Mrs. Helen Wadleigh Willis died June 14, 1909, at her home in Seclalia, Mo. Ben C. Allensworth, editor of Pekin Times, writes us that he does not approve of the Simplified Spelling that we now use at the University. 1870 Mrs. Frances Smith Cole writes us from 2210 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, Cal., that she has establisht a Select Private School of her own at Berkeley. It is in its 4th year and is in a most flourishing condition. 1872 Leonore Franklin who is continuing her work as a teacher in the Chicago schools lives at 140 \V. 70th street. She has been Hed Assistant for twenty-one years in the same Grammar school and is doing most excellent work. Mrs. Alza Karr Blount has moved from Phoenix, Arizona to 5424 Abbott Place, Los Angeles, Cal. Mrs. Flora Pennell Carter from Castle Park, Michigan is spending the winter in Normal. Edwin Flaxon Bacon died in Nov. 1911 at the Onconta State Normal, New York. HIGH SCHOOL Newton B. Reed, Attorney, died at Woonsocke., South Dakota in 1907. 1873 Mrs. Lura Bullock Elliott, of Washing- ton, I). C, together with her husband, Charles G. Elliott, has recently publisht the books "Practical Farm Drainage" and "Engineering for Land Drainage." HIGH school President E. J. James of the University of Illinois left for a two months' trip in 2<S THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY Europe on November 5. He will spend part of the time with Mrs. James and his daughter, Helen, who are in Berlin for the year and will visit the technical schools of Germany. He is expected to return to Champaign about February 1. Jasper F. Hayes is farming near Pasa- dena, Texas. He has been a member of the School Board several terms and as- sisted in organizing the school district of Pasadena. 1874 John Nelson Dewell, v Supt. of White Hall Orphans' Home at White Hall, died Jan. 24, 1911. Mr. Dewell had had this position for several years and during that time had placed several hundred orphan children in homes where they would be surrounded by the comforts and advan- tages of a real home. Such a work is most praise worthy and Mr. Dewell was a most conscientious and untiring worker in the cause. Mrs. Lida A. Brown McMurry, who is now teaching her eleventh year at De- Kalb, has recently publisht three excel- lent books: "Fifty Famous Fables," ' 'More Classic Stories for the Little Ones' ' and "Once Upon a Time." William A. Evans died May 18, 1910, at his home in Leavenworth, Kas. He had been principal of the High School of Leavenworth for the sixteen years from 1890 to 1906. Elinzer M. Prindle has moved from Roodhouse to White Hall and has en- gaged in the hardware business. William J. Simpson is reported ded. Jasper N. Wilkinson is a prosperous banker in Muskogee, Okla. He is a member of the city Board of Education. 1875 Albert L. Beckhart has retired from the ministry and lives at Atlantic, Iowa. William Stowell Mills is teaching his twenty-fourth year as Principal of a Grammar School in Brooklyn, N. V. HIGH SCHOOL Nicholas T. Edwards has many duties. He is pastor of the Congregational church of Whittier, Cal., Treasurer )f the Beth- lehem Benevolent Board of Los Angeles, Clerk of the Whittier School, and an orchard i st. 1876 John Calvin Hanna was this year elect- ed Chairman of the High School Section of the National Educational Association. Claudius Bligh Kinyon is still teaching in University of Michigan— this being his fifteenth year. 1877 Hiram R. Fowler of Elizabethtown was elected to our 62nd Congress 1910. 1878 Helen L. Wyckoff may be found at 2406 Harvey St., Omaha, Neb. She has been principal of a ward school in Omaha since 1894. Andrew Wilson Elder died August 9, 1907, in Denver, Colo. He had taught in Denver from 1882 until time of deth. He w 7 as a member of the N. E. A., Colorado State Teachers' Association, and the Denver School Masters Club. He was a successful teacher and his deth was a great loss to the profession. Edwin H. Rishel is living at 519 Stonewall St., Oklahoma City. Harriet Ellen Morse has been Hed of Mathematics in Rockford High School since 1905. She was a charter member of the Y. W. C. A. which had its origin at the Normal University. high school, 1879 Frank M. McMurry has recently pub- lisht an excedingly helpful book,;" How to Study." Every teacher should be- come familiar with it. Oscar Lincoln McMurry is now Hed of Department of Industrial Arts in Chicago Teacbers' College. THE ALUMNI 1880 Edgar Wyatt resignd his position as Snpt. (A Schools at Buhl, Idaho, two years ago and is now Manager of the City Water Works at Twin Falls, Idaho. 1881 Elmer Elsworth Brown is now Chan- cellor of the New York University. His installation was a splendid event. Over one hundred and fifty universities and colleges were represented, Hon. William Bryce representing Oxford. 1882 Martha L. Powell is president of the Teachers' Annuity and Aid Ass'n in ( hnaha. Murry McCheyne Morrison has given up his husiness as bookseller and station- er at Vintor, Iowa, and is in the fruit growing business at Hard River, Ore. George W. Reeder is now mining at Hesperus, Colo. 1883 Lou M. Allen died at her home in DeKalb, Feb. 2, 1910. She had been principal of the Glidden School, DeKalb, for seven years and was a most success- ful teacher. Lucy Johnson is instructor in History in the West Aurora High School. Her address is 24 N. Locust St., Aurora, Rudolph R. Reeder, Supt. of the N. Y. Orphanage has recently publisht "How Two Hundred Children Live and Learn." He gives lectures frequently before the N. Y. and Boston Schools of Philanthropy. The third edition of Frank Hall Thorp's excellent text "Outlines of In- dustrial Chemistry" was made in 1911. 1885 John Hamlin Glotfelter receivd the degree of Doctor of Pedagogy from Baker University in 1910. L886 Septina Baker is now practising Chris- tian Science in Oakland, Cal. Theodora Gildemister was a represen- tativ to the International Congress for Home Education which met at Brussels, Belgium in Aug. 1910, at which congress she gave a paper on "Interpretation of Children and their Philosophy." Robert Knoch Hieronymous, who was for nine years a most efficient president of Kureka College, resignd two years ago on account of ill helth. He is Secre- tary of the Illinois Educational Commis- sion . Samuel D. Magers is now Hed of the Department of Biology in the Northern State Normal at Marquette, Michigan. 1887 John Henry Gray is professor of Politi- cal and Social Science in University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. John Robert Effinger, Professor of French at University of Michigan was given a leave of absence in the year 1910 and 11 which he spent abroad at the Biblistheque National e, Paris. 1888 Mrs. Sarah Gladys Corson Laird is acting as substitute teacher for the Sun- nyside, Wash, schools. She has receivd a life diploma from the State school board of Washington. Mrs. Ida Crouch Hazlett, now Mrs. Herman Schnich, is lecturer and organ- izer for the Socialist party, in Lewiston, Mont. For ten years she has been an activ propogandist of the Socialist party. She has been a delegate to two National nominating conventions and was a re- porter of the MacNamara trials in Los Angeles. Washington Wilson who was Hed of the Department of Education at the State Normal School at Bellingham, Washing- ton, from 1900-'09, died Nov. 23, 1911, at 3° THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY his home in Berkeley, Cal. He was the first editor of The Vidette. 1889 Richard Hey ward has for the past four years been State Inspector for the High Schools of North Dakota. 1890 Cora M. Porter field has been Hed of Department of Latin at Lindenwood Col- lege, St. Charles, Mo., for the past three years. She has publisht several excel- lent articles in The Classical Review and The Classical Journal. Rudolph H. H. Blome has been presi- dent of the Northern Arizona Normal School at Flagstaff. Arizona, for the past two years. Frank E. King is farming and raising peaches near Geneva, Ohio. He was pro- fessor of Mathematics in Phil Smith Col- lege and Walden University, 1908-1911. 1891 John H. Cox, professor of English Philology at Morgantown, W. Va., pub- lisht ' 'Literature in the Common Schools' ' in 1908, " Knighthood in Germ and Flower' France' in 1910, "A Chevalier of Old in 1911. James B. Pollock married Roda Selleck September 22, 1910. Rachel Crothers whose first play "Three of Us," produced in 1906, was most suc- cessful, has written a second "A Man's World," which was even a greater suc- cess. "A Man's World" is one of the strongest, truest, and artistic dramas of the last few years and we predict that a great future lies before Miss Crothers. George P. Burns resignd his position in the University of Michigan in 1910 and is now professor of Botany in University of Vermont, Burlington. 1892 Edwin I/. Hover has been principal of the Township High School, at Chicago Heights, for the past three years. Cary Richard Colburn has returnd from Japan and is combining the practis of law in Chicago with farming near Car- pentersville. His postoffice address is Carpentersville, 111. Stephen D. Faris is County Superin- tendent of Hancock county. Luther A. Hatch, principal of the Training School at DeKalb from 1900-07, and Superintendent of Schools in DeKalb from 1907-11, died October 31, 1911. 1893 Carrie P. Herndon, who has been pro- fessor of History at the Southern Insti- tute, Charlotte. N. C, for the past three years, is attending the University of Chicago. Warren Jones is assistant professor in English in the First District Normal School of Kirksville, Mo. William Samuel Wallace gave up teach- ing five years ago and is now cashier in the First National Bank, Savanna. 1894 Pauline M. R. Schneider is Governess at River Mines, Mo. She has w r ritten a number of editorials for the School News in 1910 and 1911. Rosa Waugh has been instructor in Latin in Champaign High School since 1900. Herbert Bassett is now Hed of Depart- ment of Geografy at the Western Illi- nois State Normal at Macomb. Joseph G. Brown, who has been teach- ing in the Leland Stanford University since 1901, is now assistant professor in Physics. Evelyn Peltier, who has taught in Chicago since 1894, died Nov. 4, 1911. vSilas Reid, the husband of Mrs. Nellie Goodwin Reid, died Dec. 24, 1911, at THE ALUMNI 3* Bl Reno, Okla. HIGH SCHOOL Frank Puterbaugh is assistant superin- tendent of schools at Cleveland, Ohio. 1895 Mary Emma Morgan has left Rock Island and is now physician for the Tar- bett Sanitarium, Marlin, Texas. Thomas Arthur Hillyer is now presi- dent of the State Normal School at May- ville, N. I). He has held this responsible position since 1907. Chessley Justin Posey resignd his po- sition on the faculty of the Mankato State Normal School, and this year has a fellowship in University of Chicago. Ralph Waldo Parker's present address is 1358 47th street, Chicago. He has been a practising dentist at the above address for the past three years. 1896 Rose Bland is principal of the Training School of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. Albert Crouse Cohegan's present ad- dress is Sapulpa, Okla. Mary M. Steagall has been critic teach- er at the S. I. vS. N. for the past two years. Harry B. Fox is now proprietor of the vSparta Clay works at Sparta, Mich. William Jackson Whetzell died Nov. 26, 1910, at his home in Eureka, 111. Nelson D. Pike is now a live stock expert and breeder of registerd Hereford show cattle and Poland China hogs at Weatherford, okla. 1897 Effie M. Pike, who was 3rd Orade critic in the I. S. N. U. last year, resignd her position to accept a position as principal of the Central school, Boise, Idaho. Winthrop Selden Wells, who is hed of the Biological Department of the State Normal School at Rivt-r Palls, Wis., was principal of the Summer School last summer. 1898 Wilhelmina Kaiser, now Mrs. G. N. Chapman, writes us that she is house- keeping and raising fine chickens and pet lambs at Springdale, Montana. Mary L-entz married D. U. Brown July 14, 1910. They are now farming near Billings, S.D. Nona Pearl Smith and C. B. Lewis were married February 3, 1908, and are now living at Creston, 111. Lyman H. Coleman is now manufac- turing X-ray tubes. He may be found at 4511 Dover street, Chicago. Hyatt Elmer Covey is now a prosperous farmer and stockman at Hamill, S. D. William Crocker has written numerous reviews of scientific books and papers in Botanical Gazette within the last four years. His own articles, "Effect of Illuminating Gas on the Flowers of the Carnation," publish! in Botanical Gazette, 1908, and "Peg of the Cucurbites," publisht in Botanical Gazette, 1910 are important con- tributions to the science of Botany. Mr. Crocker was married to Miss Persis I). Smallwood Sept. 3, 1910. William W T oodrow Martin is this year supervisor of the Training School in Platteville, Wisconsin. 1899 Miss Uilh'an Barton is now acting Dean of women in the I. S. N. U. and is doing most efficient work among the young women. Kate E. Carpenter has opend a School of Shorthand and Typewriting at 216 Masonic Temple, Peoria. John H. Whitten is assistant in Botany in the University of Illinois. Mrs. Ida Hummel Ruddy has moved 32 THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY from Wanda, Minn., to White, S. Dak. Mary E. McWherter married R. S. Williams October 10, 1910, and they now live at Weiser, Idaho. Wallace Franklin Jones who has been lied of the Department of Theory and Practis of the State Normal at Baltimore, Md., for three years, resignd this year in order to become Hed of Department of Education in the University of South Dakota at Vermilion. George M. Palmer, for the past four years a teacher in the English Academy of the University of Illinois, is now In- structor in English in the University of Montana, 1911. Mrs. Helen Wells Bayliss' present ad- dress is 28 W. Hazel street, New Haven, Connecticut. John Pogue Stewart receivd his Ph. I), from Cornell in 1911. 1900 Caroline Irving Clark is registry clerk at the Helena postoffice, Helena, Ark. Minnie M. Gossman and Dr. C. R. Swetman were married Feb. 16, 1910. They live at 427 E. Portland Place, Phoe- nix, Arizona. Arthur C. Boggess and Mrs. Boggess have gone to Lucknow, the chief center of Methodist educational missions in India. Dr. Boggess will teach History and Political Science in Reid Christian College. He has had four years experi- ence in this work at the Pacific Uni- versity. Blanche A. Skinner is teaching in the Holladay school, Tucson, Arizona. James II. Arnett is now a practising physician in the Samaritan Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. He receivd his M. D. at Temple University in June, 1911. RoSCOe K. Davis' present address is 426 New York street, Aurora. He- is teaching in the Lyons township high school, LaGranjre. Mrs. Sara Laughlin Parson is living at 294 Wisconsin avenue, Wauwatosa, Wis. Mrs. Ida Pearson Hiner has moved to Moneta, O'Brien county, Iowa. James Albert Fairchild is this year at the Lacrosse Normal as instructor of Physics. Adam Albert Hummel is teacher of Biology in the LosAngeles Normal. He married Miss Edith Daniels in August, 1910. Frederick David Niedermeyer lives at 318 West 57th street, New York. He is pastor of one of the leading churches. Isaac Newton Warner is instructor in Mathematics in Platteville Normal. He receivd his A. B. from Chicago in 1910. Oliver L. Lyon has moved this year to Fort Worth, Texas, where he is hed of the English Department of the Texas Christian University. He resignd his position in the Oklahoma Christian Uni- versity at Enid. He has lately publisht "Principles of Literary Interpretation for both Secular and Biblical Literature." 1901 Grace M. Allen may be found at 370 E. Pearl street, Pomona, Cal. She has been instructor in Mathematics and History in the Inglewood High School for three years. Bessie W. Harrington is instructor in English at Fort Wayne, Ind. Edith M. Hoit, now Mrs. Eugene Neubauer, may be found at 210 North Wenna avenue, Bay City. Mich. F^lvira E. Marks, now Mrs. James Bow- man Porter, lives in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Clara Fritter Zinn is living at 522 Maple Leaf Place, Seattle, Wash. Mamie Haines died at her home in Lincoln, Neb., May 15, 1909. She was vState Superintendent of Sunday School primary work at the time of her deth and had had charge of the St. Louis Mis- THE ALUMNI 33 sion work for two years. Clara Wetzel died at Los Angeles June 29, 1911, of typhoid fever. James Forden is now Orchardist and Manager of the Hood River Spray Man- ufacturing Company. Last year he was Hid of the Department of the Manual Training at the State Normal School at Cheney, Wash. Jacob Harold Heinzelman, Ph. I)., is Instructor of German in Chicago Univer- sity. He spent the summer of 1911 in the University of Berlin. Josiah Hoke was a visitor at the I. S. N. U. during the Farmers' Institute. He gave an excellent address on Horse Judging. Virginia Crouch, '02, who has been teaching in Los Angeles for the past five years, is now attending the University in Southern California. Mrs. Lucy Edmunds Wolff may be found at 717 Maryland Ave., Milwaukee. 1902 Frances Fletcher is Assistant Super- visor of Practis in the Training School of Platteville Normal, Wis. Anna Foreman is Hed Assistant of the Mark Sheridan School, Chicago, Ethel Magnolia Green, who was critic in the Winona, Minn., Normal last year, is doing Primary Critic work in the Mil- waukee Normal this year. Elsie Paisley is a nurse in St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. Dula Mae Dawson is teaching in Chi- cago. Ethel Rowena Hamilton and Frank Owen Hanson were married Oct. 15, 1910, in Normal, Illinois. Mae Evangeline Picken who has been teaching for three years at the State Nor- mal at Ellensburg, Wash., is this year attending Teachers College, New York. Mary Emma Renich receivd her A. B. from the U. of I. in June 1911. She is now working for her A. M. in mathe- matics. Emma E. L. Robinson writes us that she publisht numerous poems, stories, and articles. We hope we may have the plesure of publishing some of them in our next number. Isabel Simeral is teaching in the Nor- mal College of New York City. Irma Voigt receivd her Master's de- gree at the University of Illinois last June and is now working for her doctor's degree. She won the Inter-society Declamatory Contest last spring. She is Assistant Dean of Women and she had an excellent article in The Alumni Quar- terly of Jan. '11 of the University of Illinois on "A Plea for Dormitories." Harry D. Waggoner taught in the Summer School at the I. S. N. U. in 1911. Will Johnson McFarland resignd his position in the Lincoln High School in Seattle and is now representing Benj. II. Sanborn & Co., Chicago. 1903 Mary Edith Christy is teaching in the high school at Monte Vista, Colo. Mrs. Louella Dace Birdsall's present address is 3622 Minnesota Ave., Duluth, Minn. Kathryn Foster resignd her position as instructor in music in the Training School at Graysville, Tenn., and is now in Walla Walla College, College Place, Wash. Esther Cook Moore is teaching in the State Normal at LaCrosse, Wis. Ada Victoria McCall is spending this year at University of Chicago. Ruth I. Simison has been Principal of the Mt. Hermon Seminary at Clinton, Miss., a missionary school for colored pupils, for the past two years. Edna May Skinner and George Rom- 34 THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY meiss were married July 6, 1910 and now live at 5100 Sheridan Road, Chicago. Ivorimer V. Cavins is Hed of the Eng- lish Department at the State Normal at Stevens Point. He receivd his A. M. from Harvard in June 1910. McNeal Cole James is Hed of Depart- ment of Elementary Agriculture at the State Normal at Valley City, N. Dakota. Karl Franklin McMurry has resignd his position at Temple, Ariz., and is now in San Luis Obispa, Cal. Noah A. Young was elected County Superintendent of St. Louis Co., Minn., in Jan. 1911 and last October he was ap- pointed one of a committee of five to formulate a plan to reorganize the Minnesota Educational Association. 1904 Josephine Rae Armstrong and Mr. L. E. Beyer were married August 25, 1910. They now live at 213 Mulberry street, Bloomington. Florence G. Caughey who has taught in Seattle for the past six years, is now teaching in Portland, Ore. Her address is 128 East 16th street, Portland. Bertha Kathrine Duerkop graduated last June from the University of Illinois. She was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society and to the Kappa Delta Pi, an honorary educational society. She is at present teaching in Sutter, 111. Pearl E. Kindig was married Dec. 28, 1911, to Benjamin F. Shaver, and they now live at Trantville, Va. Olive Hunting is teaching English and History in the High School at Blackfoot, Idaho. Edith Lena Mossmau receivd the Levi vStrauss scholarship at the University of California in 1910. She is now teaching in Berkely, Cal. Lorinda Perry receiver! her A. M. from the U. of I. in June 1910, attending Rad- cliffe in 1910 and '11 and this year is Fellow in Economics at Bryn Maur. Helen A. Wilson is now living near Buhl, Idaho and is delighted with the West. Her parents recently moved from Griggsville, Illinois to Idaho where they have purchast a farm. Ely Vail Laughlin is now Instructor of Physical Science and Agriculture at Lenox College, Hopkinton, Iowa. Thomas P. Sinnett is Instructor in Civics and History in the Rock Island High School. J. Roscoe Steagall receivd his B. S. from the University of Chicago in Dec. 1910 and will receive his M. D. from Rush Medical in June of the present year. 1905 Mrs. Lemma Broadhead Eaton is liv- ing at Tremont, Illinois. Lulu Gogin, who has been in Tulare, Cal., for four years is teaching in Los Angeles, Cal. Adelaide Belle Lewis is attending the Los Angeles College of Osteopathy. Rosa Anna Meyer and Mr. Sam Dent Bell were married Feb. 15, 1911 and live in Van Buren, Arkansas. Bertha Katherine Olsen is primary critic of the State Normal School at Stevens Point, Wis. Clarence Baker is farming near Grand- view, Wash. Loren Orville Culp is principal of the Commercial High School, 211 Palm St., Anaheim, Cal. Lou Trell Shaw is now Superintendent of Schools at Hotchkiss, Colo. John Byron Wright received his A. B. from the U. of I. last June and is now teaching in Westbrook, Minnesota. 1906 Mrs. Ella Goodner Anderson is teach- THE ALUMNI 35 ing her fourth year in the Gridley High School. Mrs. Mary Bloomer Cherry writes us of the deth of Mr. Cherry on March 15, 1910. Mary Alice Dammon is now at home at Secor. Augusta May Krieger is Hed of the German Department in the Decatur schools. vShe receivd her A. B. degree from the U. of I. in 1910, graduating with Phi Beta Kappa honors and winning a scholarship. Jessie Laverne Rouse is teaching at Indiana Harbor, Indiana. Rose McCauley married Wm. Hawkes June 17, 1909. Essie May Seed married Jerome Stan- ley Rogers on August 30, 1911 and they now live at 832 Ritterhouse St. Washing- ton, D. C. Mabel Stark is doing post graduate work at the University of Chicago. She spent last year as critic in the Kansas State Normal. Raymond K. Black is now farming near Quincy, Ohio. Rimer Roy Stahl receivd his A. B. from the U. of I. in 1910 and his A. M. in 1911 and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa's. He is now teaching mathe- matics in the Cairo High School. Eunice Viox is a w 7 ard principal in Decatur. James E. Rice married Lena May Hitch in June, 1910. Mr. Rice is now a hotel clerk in Enid, Okla. Henry S. Stice and Hilda R. Carson were married June 15,* 1910. Mr. Stice is principal of the high school at Peters- burg, 111. 1907 Jennie Burroughs spent last year in the University of Chicago and this year is teaching in the Chicago city schools. Eleanor Coen is teaching sewing in the I hcalur schools. Barbara Olessing is teaching in Okla- homa City, Okla. Dorothea Olessing is a bank clerk in Hudson. Cora Harned is teaching Music and Domestic Economy in Secor, 111. Eleanor Hoierman is teaching in Sioux City, Iowa. Nettie Grace Jencks is hed of the Eng- lish Department in Mason City, 111. Frances F. Kessler is teaching in the Edwards school, Bloomington. Alice C. Lease has been teaching in Tucson, Arizona, since 1909. Ola Jane Litchfield married H. H. Todd, July 1909. They live at 6831 Euclid avenue, Chicago. Florence A. Olson is teaching at De- land, 111. Margaret Schaefer and Frederic C. Hermann were married June 19, 1909. They reside at May wood. Alice Orne Smith receivd her A. B. from Smith College in June, 1911. Ethel G. Stephens is teaching her fourth year in the Pittsfield High School. Harrison M. Anderson is teaching at Broken Arrow, Okla. Augustus Barr has enterd the Teach- ers' College of the I. S. N. U. Charles H. Brittin is teaching his third year as Principal of the High School at Kirk wood. Elmer G. Gingerich is with the Fuller- ton Stuart Lumber Co. atHenryetta,Okla. Francis S. Gray is in the Law Depart- ment at Ann Arbor. Perry Hellyer and Nelle Murphy were married June 10, 1908. Jacob P. Scheid is a Senior at the Uni- THE ALUMNI QUARTERLY versity of Illinois. He has been at White Hall since graduation. James H. Smith is Superintendent of Schools at Lexington. John V.Wiekert is farming near Harts- burg. Bert 0. Wise is farming near Culross, Manitoba, Canada. 1908 Evelyn and Margaret Bannon have been teaching in Joliet since graduation. Edna T. Benjamin is teaching painting and toold leather in Bloomington. Anna U. Bessell and R. C. Lithicum were married Dec. 10, 1910. They live in Dos Angetes, Cal. L/ela M. Bullock receivd her A. B. from U. of I. in June 1909. She has been Hed of the Latin Department of Wenatchee Wash. High School since Sept. 1910. Essie Chamberlin is teaching her fourth year as principal of the High School at Sullivan, 111. Jacqueline Champion is teaching at Gary, Ind. Edith Conyers' present address is 223 N. Third Ave., May wood. Alice A. Dolph is a nurse and caretaker at Yorkville. Ruth D. Felmley is teaching her third year in the Carrollton High School. Mary E. Gildersleeve is attending the University of Illinois. Helen Littwinski is special German teacher in the grades of Freeport. Mabel E. McBride is teaching this year in Caron, Sask, Canada. In the past two years she has been clerk in the Civil Engineering Department of University of Illinois. Martha A. Nixon is High Schoolteach- er in Edgeley, N. Dak. She lacks but one credit in order to obtain a degree from University of Chicago. Ivillie R. Paisley is principal of High School at Galva, 111. Duella May Sisson was a representativ from Bath, Illinois to the Bath Histori- cal Pageant held at Bath, England in 1909. Tessie E. Trowbridge is attending the University of Illinois. John N. Adams has been Science teacher in Northern Arizona Normal School at Flagstaff for the past two years. Guy A. Buzzard married Mildred Cheek, Dec. 26, 1910. James Z. Colton receivd his B. S. degree from University of Chicago in 1910 and is now attending Amherst Col- lege. Chester C. Dillon is a student at the University of Illinois. Harvey D. Freeland is teaching Manu- al Training in Minneapolis. He is now on his second year's work in the college of law in University of Minnesota. Edward R. Tompkins is director of Manual Training at Grand Forks, N. D. Elijah E. Williams is teaching Manual Training in Minneapolis, Minn. He married Uena Gardner June 29, 1910. 1909 Margaret U. Armitage is teaching third grade in Oak Park. Ethel E. Boruff is teaching English and Da tin in Keithsburg High School. Myrtle G. Gentry is teaching in Ham- mond, Indiana. Inez Hedden is a student at University of Chicago. For the past two years she has been teaching English and Latin in the John Swaney School. Margaret M. Mehlhop has been teach- ing at Havana since 1910. Martha Patterson spent the years 1909- THE ALUMNI 37 L911 at Teachers College, Columbia, and this year is director of Domestic Art at the Alabama Girls' Technical Institute at Monte vallo, Ala. Myrtle Scott is keeping house in Wa- pella, 111. Bertha A. Sidwell is teaching in Nebo. Bertha Short is Critic teacher in the State Normal at Dillon, Montana. I larry L. Diehl is principal of the high school at Carrollton. Daniel Harmon is principal of Long- fellow school in Oak Park, 111. Norman Keith is teaching Mathematics in Lake High School, Chicago. Sexta Maceda is teaching at Laguna, Philippine Islands. Karl Edward Rosenberry is assistant Manual Training director in Phoenix, Arizona. 1910 Clara Cancienna is teaching in Batavia, Illinois. Mary A. Curlee is teaching at Havana, Illinois. Marianna Deverell is Critic teacher in the Eastern Kentucky State Normal at Richmond, Ky. Jennie L. Green is Critic teacher in the Eastern Kentucky State Normal at Rich- mond. Edna I. Kelley is a special student in Library Method in the I. S. N. U. Mabel A. Pumphrey is teaching at Ar- rowsmith this year. Lillian Showalter is Superintendent at Greenview, 1911-12. Roy H. Barnes is teaching Manual Training in Ouincy. Sidney A. Denison married Florence Perkins Dec. 26, 1910. Delbert L. Finley is teaching Manual Training in Decatur. He is a member of the Illinois Schoolmasters Club. Loren C. Griggs is Principal of the High School at Payson, Illinois. IKnry Jansen is principal at Mechan- ics! mrg. G. Conrad Kershner who last year taught at Cass Lake, Minn., is this year teaching in Indianapolis. George Mounce's present address is 501 E. Green street, Champaign, 111. James A. Phelps is principal of Liberty School at Rocky Ford, Colo. He is a member of the Historic-Civic Teachers State Association. Donald R. VanPetten is teaching in Cissna Park, Illinois. 1911 Mary A. Bell is at Lake Bluff. Helen B. Burgess is at Danville. Ruth Coleman is at Ipava. Mabel Ernest is at Woonsocket, S. Dak. Vida Chamberlain is at Sullivan. Alice Edith Gent is at Pawnee. Joy L. Fitzgerrell is teaching in Cali- fornia. Mary D. Gregory and Glen Griggs are teaching in El Paso. Alma C. Kruse is teaching Domestic Science at Taylorville. Essie LeSure is teaching in the High School at Petersburg. Clara P. Huxtable is teaching in the High School at Chenoa. Elizabeth J. Martin is teaching in the High School at Gardner. Clarence Walter Adams is a student at Medical College, Northwestern Univer- sity. Earl Clark Case is teaching at Mag- nolia. Johnston Myers Gunnell is teaching at Arrowsmith. Joseph L. Johnston is teaching in the Philippines. MARRIAGES OF THE YEAR 1911 Archibald Norton '99 to Jessie Bell Wells '01, on August 10, at Decatur. Thomas Morse Barger '02 to Grace C. Kimlin on June 28, at Quincy, 111. Frances Douella Dace '03 to Otis Bird- sail, September 27, at Rushville, 111. Edith Belle Edwards '03 to Edward Geek of Grovont, Wyo., on August 23 at Buhl, Idaho. Uaura Alberta Masters '03 to Samuel J. Donaldson of Chicago on June 6. Pearl E. Kindig '04 to Benjamin F. Shaver of Dos Angeles, on December 28, at Dos Angeles, Cal. Harry H. B urges '04 to Martha May- hugh on December 29, at Fort Worth, Texas. Rosa Anna Meyer '05 to Sam Dent Bell of VanBuren, Ark., on February 15. Marjorie Chamberlin '06 to Clarence Mayer of Bloomington, on June 28, in Bloomington. Ruth Haney '06 to Claude Miller of Iowa City, la., December 31. Essie May Seed '06 to Jerome Stanley Rogers on August 30. Elsie M. Clark '07 to S. A. Blackburn of Spring Valley, Minn., August 12. Margaret Triplett '07 to Thomas Yates of Griggsville, 111., October 7, at Quincy. Oscar Fredolin Weber '08 to Emma K. Hebberger on August 24. Rose Hiles '09 to E. F. Sweetser of Burlington, Iowa, August 25. Ruth D. McMurray '09 to Frederick B. Grant on June 22, at Oelwein, Iowa. Marietta Rohrbach '09 to F. D. Rails- back of Minier, 111., September 6. Sexto Maceda '09 to Elpida Uia on June 23. Mendel E. Branon '10 to Mina C. Hall- stein, April 27, at Minier, 111. Roy H. Barnes '10 to Mary Snyder on October 28. CLIPPINGS PARENTS OF BABY. Word has been received in Normal that Mr. and Mrs. Paul K. McWherter are the parents of a son, Paul K., Jr., the baby having arrived on November 4. Mr. McWherter is a former Normal boy, who is now a teacher in the Philippine Islands, being located in Baguio, Ben- guet, P. I. Mrs. McWherter was form- erly Miss H. Ella Johnson, who formerly attended school here. Both Mr. and Mrs. McWherter graduated from the university in 1906. They have a little girl about two years of age. They have been in the Philippines for nearly four years, both of their children having been horn in the United States possessions. They are expected home next summer and will probably remain in this country. — Pantagraph. A MODEST WEDDING. A wedding of interest to many people of Normal and Bloomington, occurred yesterday morning in Quincy, 111., where Mr. Thomas M. Barger, formerly of Nor- mal, and Miss Grace Charlotte Kimlin, daughter of the late Dr. Kimlin, of Quincy, were joined in marriage. The ceremony was said at 10 o'clock in the morning in the presenee of a small com- pany of friends and relatives. After a wedding breakfast the couple left for Epworth Heights, Dudington, Mich., CLIPPINGS 39 where they have taken a cottage for the summer. In September they will return to Cicero, 111., where Mr. Barger will re- sume his work in the J. Sterling Morton township high school. — Pantagraph, June 29, 1911. PROMINENT YOUNG PEOPLE MARRIED. Saturday afternoon, Oct. 7, 1911, a pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Triplett, of 534 N. Twelfth street, Quincy, 111., when their daughter, Margaret, became the bride of Thomas Monroe Yates, of Griggsville. The Episcopal service was used, Bishop Fawcett officiating. This marriage unites two of the most prominent families of this part of the state. Mr. Yates is a prosperous and prominent business man of Pike Mills, as well as being engaged extensivly in farming and stock raising. He was edu- cated at the Illinois university and is a fine young man in every respect. His bride formerly lived in Pike coun- ty, her family being prominent residents of Perry. They moved to Quincy in April, and her father is engaged in the automobile business. She is a graduate of the state normal school at Normal, 111., of which school her uncle, Prof. David Felmley, is the president, and she is also a talented accomplished musician. She is a very attractive and brilliant young woman and since going to Quincy has made many friends by her charming personality. The happy young couple have gone Kast on a two weeks' trip and after Nov. 1 will be at home in Griggsville, in a handsome home Mr. Yates has all pre- pared for his bride. — Independent Press, Griggsville, 111. CHAMEBRESJN-MAYER. The marriage of Miss Marjorie Cham- berlain and Mr. Clarence Mayer took place yesterday noon at the home of Hon. and Mrs. Isaac N. Phillips, the uncle and aunt of the bride. The cere- mony was performed by Rev. W. N. Wyckoff, of Lincoln, who used the Epis- copal service. Only the family were pres- ent. The house was attractively decor- ated with flowers. Miss Chamberlain wore a white dress of Brussels lace over ivory silk and carried flowers. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mayer of Mt. Pulaski, the parents of the groom, and his sister, Mrs. Emma Ivincoln, of Mt. Pulaski, and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Mayer, of Springfield, were guests from out of town. Some of the bride's relatives were also present. The young couple will take a wedding trip in northern Michigan and will be gone all summer.— Blooming- ton Pantagraph, June 29, 1911.